Training Board is…

Training Board is basically my gym notebook.

In theory, I can also blog in a more public spirited way about weightlifting, nutrition, weight loss, etc. But mostly, I just use this blog to track my workouts. And surfing.

If anything I have posted seems useful to you, let me know with a comment.

About Me

I'm a level I "sports performance certified" USAW coach, and I train, and work as a trainer at Asheville Strength and Conditioning, a great little gym here in Asheville, N.C.

I work with clients who want to get strong and fit, and am especially happy with helping older or detrained individuals.

My own training now is more focused on developing strength and using basic lifts and classic strength and conditioning techniques. A lot of the older portions of this blog deal with CrossFit and reflect my journey into fitness self-awareness. I first discovered CrossFit, back in late 2008. I learned a lot from CrossFit's "fitness as sport" model of training -- and benefited tremendously from training with my friends at CrossFit Asheville -- and furthermore I must credit my interest in CrossFit for opening my eyes to the larger world of training for strength athletics, Olympic-style weightlifting, powerlifting, and other arcane approaches to moving the Iron around.

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Workouts \• February 16, 2009

"Fran" #1

“Fran” is number 6 of the original 6 CrossFit benchmark workouts called collectively “The Girls” (see CrossFit Journal September 2003), and it also happens to be the most revered of them all. Today was my first encounter with her and I think I hate her or love her, I don’t know. I can’t do the […]

Workouts \• February 13, 2009

"Bad Luck"

3 rounds for time: 800 meter run 10 Handstand Pushups 20 Kettleball Swings I came in first among three, but I used a lighter Kettlebell (25#) and had heavy rubber band assistance on the handstand pushup. Time: 14:28 min. After: Day 2 of burpee/pullup challenge: 4 burpees, 2 (failed) pullups, 2 (weak, short) bar hangs, […]

Workouts \• February 12, 2009

Deadlifts #1 (Matt)

About my first personal record in the Deadlift.

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